Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2017
This printer works beautifully and the scanner is outstanding. However, the ink is a killer. The subscription for the so-called "instant ink" costs 3.3 cents, 4 cents or 6 cents a page depending on whether you sign up for a charge of $9.99, $3.99 or $2.99 per month, respectively. Moreover, the instant ink subscription counts the merest number of characters as a full page of printing. For example, printing just the words "Instant Ink" in black ink counts as a full page of printing and would cost a minimum of 3.3 cents and could cost about a nickel depending on your plan. My solution was to buy (from Amazon) a refurbished Brother Compact Laser Printer for $69.50 and a set of INK4WORK® 2 Pack toner cartridges (from Amazon) costing $14.95 and yielding an estimated printed 5,200 pages. I am printing like crazy all black and white documents on the Brother printer which is a limited purpose machine but which has worked flawlessly. The ink cost for these black and white pages on the Brother is roughly .003 cents per page (that's 3 one thousandths of one cent or a thousand pages for $2.88). I have quit the instant ink program and purchased (from Amazon) a set of "high yield" cartridges for the HP Printer at a cost of $103.95. I will use these sparingly and only for documents which need color. By the way these HP "high yield" cartridges hold less ink than those supplied with the instant ink program. I will report on how many printed pages these "high yield" cartridges yield. In any case it seems to me that HP is charging a high price for ink -- too high for me.
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